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Test Day

It’s SSAT test day! Take a deep breath and try to relax. One of the keys to succeeding on any test is to have the right mindset. Don't let self-defeating thoughts take you hostage on test day. Approach test day with confidence, knowing that your preparation will pay off.

7 Steps to Optimize Your Test Day

  1. Review your admission ticket to know where and when to arrive. Print your ticket and bring it with you.If you are utilizing test accommodations, arrive a little earlier to allow extra time for the test administrator to situate you in the appropriate testing area.

  2. Bring at least three # 2 pencils with erasers to use on the exam.

  3. Do NOT bring mechanical pencils or pens​. Here is a list of what to bring and what to leave at home on test day.

  4. If you bring a snack, please use a clear plastic bag.

  5. Wear comfortable shoes so that you can easily move your toes. Wiggling your toes during the exam will help you to stay focused and keep your blood flowing!

  6. Eat a balanced breakfast that is satiating but not so filling that you feel sleepy. You can eat snacks during your break periods, but don't skip out on the most important meal of the day!

  7. Dress for success, but wear something comfortable. The better you look and feel, the more confident you will perform!

Relax, breathe, and succeed! We are all rooting for you!